Olivia Newton-John 'in good health' amid rumours she's close to death
Olivia Newton-John’s niece has assured her fans the star is in good health after rumours that she had just weeks to live.
The Grease actress has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time and rumours circulated she was “hanging on to see her daughter get married”.
But now her niece, Tottie Goldsmith, and her management have said the reports are wrong.
Goldsmith wrote: “Just giving you the heads up that Livvy is in good health, so let’s leave that distressing rumor where it belongs.”
Her manager told news.com.au that reports of her demise were “hilarious”.
Her social media manager told The Herald Sun: “We have stated over and over again publicly she’s feeling better. People just seem to want to believe some dramatic turn.”
Newton-John was rumoured to be fighting to see her daughter Chloe Lattanzi marry her long-term fiance James Driskill.
Although they have been engaged since 2010, it is not clear if Lattanzi and Driskill have already married. On one of Lattanzi’s social media profiles she dubbed herself “wife of James Driskill” but the marriage has not been confirmed.
Newton-John, 70, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and it returned in 2013, this time in her shoulder.
She’s spoken about her third battle since 2017, including her use of alternative therapies like cannabis oil.
Her husband John Easterling grows cannabis at their ranch in California so that she can use it as part of her treatment.
Her first experience with the illness led her to start the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute near Melbourne which since claims to be the “leader in the development of immunotherapies, targeted therapeutics and personalised cancer medicine”.
In mid-December she announced her memoir Don’t Stop Believin’ will be released at the end of March.